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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 25, 2007 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

I have heard of this; I'll be sure to add it to my growing list of thing to read. When the time comes to finally retire (I figure I'll be 83 the way things are going), I plan on doing nothing but read for the rest of my days. Thre is nothing I enjoy better than a well written book, essay, poem, sonnet, play, whatever. My English degree might not be worth alot in the "working" world, but it sure has given me a deeper appreciation for the incredible power and beauty the written word can convey when utilized by a gifted story teller.

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 25, 2007 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

not being well read I admire u.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 25, 2007 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

If you've ever read a book and been touched by it on ANY level, your are indeed "well read". It's the same as with the Dead. In my opinion all you need to be a "Head" is to have heard a show, or even just a song, and been moved by it. How many shows you've seen or tapes you have (sorry, files) makes no real difference. Loving books and loving the Dead both boil down to just "getting it".

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 25, 2007 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

never finished one - maybe I have ADD?

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Jan 25, 2007 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

Yay books!! All the experience of the world waiting to be picked over. Just got through a reread of some Dickens and Joseph Conrad. Did a first time read of Jack London's "Martin Eden". Great book!

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 25, 2007 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

love to read ,came across this a few weeks ago,check it out and enjoy,fine artwork to go with the reading. http://www.netnik.com/khayyam/

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 25, 2007 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

Omar is the man, the ladies love Omar. The ladies also love Kahlil Gibran. Always served me well to have a copy of The Prophet next to the bed.

If you like Omar or Kahlil and similar poets, Van Morrison has a tune called Rave On John Donne that is more of a spoken essay about these authors that is just gorgeous:

Rave on John Donne, rave on thy Holy fool
Down through the weeks of ages
In the moss borne dark dank pools

Rave on, down through the industrial revolution
Empiricism, atomic and nuclear age
Rave on down through time and space down through the corridors
Rave on words on printed page

Rave on, you left us infinity
And well pressed pages torn to fade
Drive on with wild abandon
Uptempo, frenzied heels

Rave on, Walt Whitman, nose down in wet grass
Rave on fill the senses
On nature's bright green shady path

Rave on Omar Khayyam, Rave on Kahlil Gibran
Oh, what sweet wine we drinketh
The celebration will be held
We will partake the wine and break the Holy bread

Rave on let a man come out of Ireland
Rave on on Mr. Yeats,
Rave on down through the Holy Rosey Cross
Rave on down through theosophy, and the Golden Dawn
Rave on through the writing of "A Vision"
Rave on, Rave on, Rave on, Rave on, Rave on, Rave on

Rave on John Donne, rave on thy Holy fool
Down through the weeks of ages
In the moss borne dark dank pools

Rave on, down though the industrial revolution
Empiricism, atomic and nuclear age

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-01-25 16:41:40

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 25, 2007 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

i'm new to omar but i like what i've read so far,look forward to finding and reading more of his work.gotta check out that van song when i get home from work,thanks for the tip gotta go big boss man is making the rounds at work.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 25, 2007 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

Insightful; my mom gave my wife and I the Prophet when we got married in 1980...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2007-01-25 20:37:47

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 25, 2007 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

She must have been looking to get you going on the grandkid production.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 25, 2007 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

and then there is an excellent book called "The Sleeping Prophet" on the extrodinary life of Edgar Cayce.

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Poster: Spaced Date: Jan 25, 2007 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: to Tell or not

This one's got a fun picture:

http://www.netnik.com/khayyam/ruby17.html